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antonomasia

an·to·no·ma·sia

antonomasia

 
pronunciation:
aen t n meI zh
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the substitution of a title or epithet in place of a name, as in calling a princess "her highness".
definition 2: the substitution of a proper name in place of a common name, as in calling a treacherous person "Judas".
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